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Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library

Established in 1962, the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library is one of the major art history reference libraries in the country. Free and open year-round on weekdays, the Clark Library is – rare among research collections – open to the public without qualification. Focusing on post-medieval art, the Clark Library’s collection is outstanding in Italian and Northern Renaissance, Baroque, and French nineteenth-century, history of photography, and contemporary art fields and is well balanced in other areas as well. The Library’s resources include approximately 250,000 books, bound periodicals, auction sales catalogues, as well as a growing collection of digital assets. The Library holds a collection of over 2,000 contemporary artists’ books, the Julius S. Held Collection of Rare Books, the Mary Ann Beinecke Collection of Decorative Arts, and the David A. Hanson Collection on the History of Photomechanical Reproduction. Of note is the Library’s Institutional Archives and the Sterling and Francine Clark Papers which include diaries, correspondence, inventories of artwork, and personal papers of the Institute’s founders.

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Topics & Subjects
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Embroidery
74
Design
53
Decoration and ornament
50
Needlework
37
Weaving
27
Dyes and dyeing
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Collection
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Creator
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caulfeild, s. f. a. (sophia frances anne), 1824-1911
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nonotuck silk company
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bradford, mary e
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dillmont, thérèse de, 1846-1890
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fürst, paul, ca. 1605-1666
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alexandre, n., & cie., paris
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English
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French
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Latin
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German
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Dutch
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xvi, 329 p. illus., 36 plates, 6 fold. plans. 36 cm
Topic: Strasbourg (France)
Title in pencil on inside cover. In box. Label in bottom of box: Distributed by Boston Book & Art Shop. Contains plates 1-60. [Japanese designs from Ukiyoe prints (call number: NK1484 J35) contains a partial set of these plates. Forms part of the Mary Ann Beinecke Decorative Art Collection.
Topics: Decoration and ornament--Japan, Color prints, Japanese, Decoration and ornament--Animal forms,...
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library
by Sugden, Alan Victor; Edmondson, John Ludlam
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Some plates printed on both sides
Topic: Wallpaper
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by Dillmont, Thérèse de, 1846-1890
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Issued in portfolios
Topic: Embroidery
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by Vincent, W. D. F. (William D. F.), 1860-1926
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Topics: Tailoring (Women's), Clothing and dress, Clothing and dress
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by Musées royaux d'art et d'histoire (Belgium); Errera, Isabelle
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At head of title: Musées royaux du cinquantenaire, Parc de Cinquantenaire à Bruxelles
Topics: Musées royaux d'art et d'histoire (Belgium), Textile fabrics
Exhibited:"A Taste for the Antique," organized by the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library, 1994-5
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Topics: Furniture, Furniture design, Interior decoration
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by Dillmont, Thérèse de, 1846-1890
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1st English edition pub. 1886. cf. Pataky, v.1, p. 155
Topic: Needlework
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by Dillmont, Thérèse de, 1846-1890
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Issued in portfolios
Topic: Embroidery
In envelope. Forms part of the Mary Ann Beinecke Decorative Art Collection.
Topics: Embroidery, Design
Topic: Textile fabrics
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library
by Watson, Mrs
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Copies of designs chiefly in ink. Some designs on slips of paper laid in. Other designs pasted on inside of front and back covers
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Topics: Decoration and ornament, Design
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by Brandon-Jones, Anne
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Topic: Embroidery
Originally issued as supplements to the Journal. -- Cf. Pref. Forms part of the Mary Ann Beinecke Decorative Art Collection.
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Topics: Needlework, Embroidery, Knitting, Tatting, Lace and lace making, Decoration and ornament|,...
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by Maison Robert, firm, Paris; Ducroquet, Victor
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Mounted label on inside of front cover: Maison Robert, Victor Ducroquet, gendre et successeur, no. 78312
Topics: Textile fabrics -- France -- History -- 19th century, Sample books
Source: folio
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Title page and dedication lithographed
Topic: Decoration and ornament
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Plates accompanied by leaves with descriptive letterpress and illustrations not included in pagination
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Topics: Decoration and ornament, Design
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by Kerzman, Marie Louise
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Topic: Knitting
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by Perkins, George C; Ford, Anna Grayson; M. Heminway and Sons Silk Co
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Topics: Embroidery, Crocheting, Knitting, Silk
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No. t.-p. Information from dealer's description laid in
Topics: Embroidery, Design
At head of title: New and rev. ed. of
Topic: Textile fabrics
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Topic: Crocheting
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by Pugin, Augustus Welby Northmore, 1812-1852
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Exhibited:"Gothic Revival and Chromolithography in Nineteenth Century Books on Ornament," organized by the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library
Topic: Decoration and ornament
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Title from spine
Topics: Design, Decoration and ornament -- France, Decoration and ornament -- Directoire style
Source: folio
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by Day, Lewis Foreman, 1845-1910; Buckle, Mary
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Topic: Embroidery
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by Caulfeild, S. F. A. (Sophia Frances Anne), 1824-1911; Saward, Blanche C
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At head of title: Dedicated to H.R.M. Princess Louise, Marchioness of Lorne
Topic: Needlework
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Topic: Textile fabrics
Topics: Design, Decoration and ornament
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by Dillmont, Thérèse de, 1846-1890
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In portfolio
Topic: Macramé
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by Moises, Fr
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Cover title
Topics: Design, Decoration and ornament
Topic: Color
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by Palliser, Bury, Mrs., 1805-1878
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Bibliography: p. 405-443
Topic: Lace and lace making
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by Lessing, Julius, 1843-1908
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In portfolio
Topic: Embroidery
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library
by Briggs & Co; Greenaway, Kate, 1846-1901. Village scenes
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Color t.p
Topics: Embroidery, Design
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library
by Vallance, Aymer, 1862-1943
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Edition limited to 220 copies, 210 of which are for sale
Topic: Morris, William, 1834-1896
Cover title. Many plates have running title: Costume Parisien, with embroidery patterns related to costume shown. Forms part of the Mary Ann Beinecke Decorative Art Collection.
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Topics: Embroidery, Costume--France--History--19th century, Decoration and ornament--Plant forms, Fashion,...
Added title-page, "Livre d'ornements, par Liénard ... Année MDCCCLXXII" and three special title-pages, lettered A,B,C, "Spécimens de la décoration et de l'ornementation au XIXme siècle, par Lienard", all with ornamental borders. First published in 1866. Forms part of the Mary Ann Beinecke Decorative Art Collection.
Topic: Decorative arts -- Netherlands -- History -- 19th century
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Topic: Needlework
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by Butterick Publishing Company
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Topic: Tatting
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Added t.-p., illuminated
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Topics: Ink, Calligraphy
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by Thiriez & Cartier-Bresson; Cartier-Bresson, Mme
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Topic: Tatting
Topics: Textile fabrics, Textile fabrics, Textile industry
Paged continuously
Topics: Costume, Decoration and ornament, Decorative arts
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Cover title
Topics: Alphabets, Initials
Source: folio
Each plate accompanied by guard sheet with descriptive letterpress
Topic: Needlework
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The double plate consists of mounted color specimens
Topics: Stencil work, Decoration and ornament
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No. t.-p
Topics: Embroidery, Design
Source: folio
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by Cousine Claire; Tedesco, François, pub., Paris
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5 fold. transfer patterns in pocket
Topic: Embroidery
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Forms part of the Mary Ann Beinecke Decorative Art Collection.
Topics: Design, Art, Japanese, Decoration and ornament--Plant forms, Decoration and ornament--Animal forms,...
v. 1. A to cre. -- v. 2. Cre to emb. -- v. 3. Emb to kni. -- v. 4. Kno to pat. -- v. 5. Pat to tat. -- v. 6. Tat to zul
Topic: Needlework
Cover title
Topics: Lettering, Lettering, Commercial catalogs, Sample books
Source: folio
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1. Het vlechtwerk.--2. De weef kunst.--3. De batikkunst
Topics: Decorative arts, Batik, Textile fabrics, Weaving
Topics: Embroidery, Design
Paged continuously
Topics: Costume, Decoration and ornament, Decorative arts
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by Stone, Elizabeth; Owen, Henry, Mrs; Wilton, Mary Margaret Stanley Egerton, Countess of, 1801-1858
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Ornamental half-title
Topics: Needlework, Tapestry
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Topics: Color, Printing
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by Shaw, Henry, 1800-1873
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Title within colored ornamental border
Topics: Decoration and ornament, Design
At head of title: Arte francés moderno aplicado
Topics: Design, Decoration and ornament
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by Stephens, Ann S. (Ann Sophia), 1810-1886
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Copyright 1854 by Garrett & Co. (t.p. verso)
Topic: Needlework
Translation of: Farbige Dekorationen
Topics: Decoration and ornament, Mural painting and decoration
Added t.-p. in colors, with ornamental border
Topics: Decoration and ornament, Design
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by Dillmont, Thérèse de, 1846-1890
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In portfolio
Topics: Embroidery, Decoration and ornament, Coptic
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by Maison Sedille (Firm)
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No. t.-p. Label mounted on inside front cover: Maison Sedille, Eugène Unsworth & Cie successeurs. On spine: Perse. Mounted illustrations are Persian embroidery trim samples using gold and silver. Forms part of The Mary Ann Beinecke Decorative Art Collection.
Topics: Embroidery -- Iran, Sample books, Decoration and ornament--Plant forms
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by Dillmont, Thérèse de, 1846-1890
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"Patrons de la Planche." 1-15 at end
Topics: Needlework, Lace and lace making
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On inside of front cover: M... Read, 15 Gt. Cumberland St., Hyde Park. Name Eliza Read on some of the designs. Forms part of the Mary Ann Beinecke Decorative Art Collection.
Topics: Embroidery, Design, Pattern books, Decoration and ornament--Plant forms, Detail studies
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by Grasset, Eugène, 1841-1917
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Head and tail pieces; initial letters; title vignette
Topic: Design
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No t.p
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Topics: Embroidery, Textile fabrics, Design
"This limited edition has been printed from type and the type distributed."
Topics: Embroidery, Tapestry, Textile fabrics, Lace and lace making, Wallpaper, Decoration and ornament
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by Lessing, Julius, 1843-1908
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In portfolio
Topic: Embroidery
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by Caulfeild, S. F. A. (Sophia Frances Anne), 1824-1911; Saward, Blanche C
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At head of title: Dedicated to H.R.M. Princess Louise, Marchioness of Lorne
Topic: Needlework
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by Savage, E. M. A. (Eliza Mary Ann), 1836-1885; Hale, Lucretia P. (Lucretia Peabody), 1820-1900
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Cover title
Topic: Embroidery
Title supplied by cataloger Exhibited:"Summer Kimono, The Color of Blue Sky...Morning Pilgrimage," organized by the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library, June 22- September 8, 2008 Forms part of the Mary Ann Beinecke Decorative Art Collection
Topics: Costume--Japan, Kimonos--Japan, Kimonos--Pattern design, Design, Costume design
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1. Het vlechtwerk.--2. De weef kunst.--3. De batikkunst
Topics: Decorative arts, Batik, Textile fabrics, Weaving
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by Keltie, John Scott, Sir, 1840-1927; Maclauchlan, Thomas, 1816-1886; Browne, James, 1793-1841. History of the highlands and clans; Wilson, John, 1785-1854
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CAI copy has added engraved t.p. in v. 1: The Scottish Highlands, Highland clans and Highland regiments
Topics: Clans, Tartans
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by Bretschneider, Andreas; Jessen, Peter, 1858-1926
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Embroidery designs
Topics: Embroidery, Design
Source: folio